Help protect younger children from sexual abuse.
Every 2 minutes our analysts in Cambridge remove a photo online of a child suffering sexual abuse.
As one of the world’s leading organisations fighting online child sexual abuse we rely on the generous support of members of the public, charitable giving bodies and the business community. Your support will help us continue and increase our vital work helping these victims.
Since 2016, we have seen a rising trend in ‘commercial’ hidden services – dedicated websites offering child sexual abuse imagery for sale.
Of the 1,067 newly-identified hidden services distributing child sexual abuse imagery in 2022, 848 (79%) were assessed as being commercial. Due to the anonymous nature of hidden services, these commercial websites increasingly accept payment in virtual currencies as well as credit cards.
We work with the wider payments services industry and our Virtual Currency Alerts help our Members in the virtual payments sector to identify payments which are associated with child sexual abuse imagery. We continue to monitor trends in these payments and share this intelligence with our partners.